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What Types of Donations Does Clarity Accept?

What Types of Donations Does Clarity Accept?

Clarity is a non-profit organization completely funded by local individuals, businesses and churches who support our mission to compassionately engage, educate and inspire our communities with the truth regarding holistic sexual health and the value of human life. One...

A Young Woman’s Guide to Adulthood

A Young Woman’s Guide to Adulthood

If you are in your twenties and feel like you have should have it all together but don’t, you’re not alone. Learning to navigate through young adulthood is exciting and freeing, but can be absolutely terrifying at the same time. The latter is especially true if you...

Painful Bumps: Should I Be Worried?

Painful Bumps: Should I Be Worried?

The scenario goes something like this… You’ve recently met someone new and ended up engaging in sexual activity before you could get up the courage to suggest that you each get tested for sexually transmitted infections.  If that weren’t a big enough lapse in...

Date Ideas

Date Ideas

So, you asked your date out and now you're thinking..... “What on earth can we do on a low- or NO-budget?!”  In a world of “prom-posals” and over-the-top destination dates, what is a young person to do?   The truth is, with a little effort, you can...

Hepatitis A and Sexual Transmission

Hepatitis A and Sexual Transmission

Hepatitis A has been in the local news lately, specifically related to infections identified in restaurant industry employees. While Hepatitis A is most often spread by ingestion of food or water contaminated with fecal material of infected people, both casual...

What Can I Expect When Visiting Clarity Testing Clinic?

What Can I Expect When Visiting Clarity Testing Clinic?

First time visitors to Clarity Testing Clinic often wonder what the visit will be like. We want you to know, so here is an inside look at what happens at the clinic. Clarity Testing Clinic offers confidential sexual health medical services for men and women. The...

Introducing our 2019 Summer Interns

Introducing our 2019 Summer Interns

Each year we offer two 10-week paid internships for emerging leaders to gain an inside point of view of the not-for-profit sector. This opportunity has opened many doors for our interns to serve with other local not-for-profit organizations and to often give them...

Pap Smears: Answers to 5 Common Questions

Pap Smears: Answers to 5 Common Questions

What exactly is a Pap smear? We often experience women equating a vaginal exam with a Pap smear.  A Pap smear is a type of laboratory test that is performed on women as a screening test to look at the cells from the cervix, which is the lower part of the...

Meet Jenny Gardner

Meet Jenny Gardner

Jenny Gardner is Clarity's Client Services Director. Here's a few fun facts to get to know her a bit better: 1. Tell us a little about your family. My husband, Garvin, and I will be married 46 years this summer and we have 3 sons and 10 grandchildren.  We...

What If I Don’t Know Who the Father of My Baby Is?

What If I Don’t Know Who the Father of My Baby Is?

This can be a difficult and uneasy situation to be in. First, we would calculate the gestational age of your pregnancy based on the first day of your last menstrual cycle, and then verify the age by ultrasound. Some women have been able to determine paternity just by...

Communication is Key

Communication is Key

Raising children is an exciting time in the lives of parents. There are a multitude of happy, fun filled first events that occur such as first birthdays, learning to walk, losing the first tooth, going to school for the first time, etc.  But there are...

Meet Teri White

Meet Teri White

Meet Teri White, one of Clarity's Community Educators. Here's a few fun facts to get to know her a bit better: 1. Tell us a little about your family. I have been married to David for almost 28 years.  We met when we were in high school, dated while we were in...

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Ultrasound scans are considered a safe procedure for pregnancies and have been used as a tool for many years.  Ultrasound scans typically are not painful, although you may feel pressure or discomfort. At Clarity, we offer limited obstetrical ultrasound to...

Hope. Help. Healing.

Hope. Help. Healing.

"I never knew how much the sexual abuse in my past impacted so much of my life.  I can now see how my false beliefs from that trauma influenced decisions that I made. Relationships were difficult - I never wanted anyone close enough to learn about the...

Meet Missi Maschino

Meet Missi Maschino

Meet Missi Maschino, one of Clarity's Center Managers. Here's a few fun facts to get to know her a bit better: 1. Tell us a little about your family. I have been married to John for 26 years. We own and operate a grain and beef farm. We have 6 children; 5 daughters...

Oral Sex and STIs

Oral Sex and STIs

Melissa* came in to Clarity Testing Clinic with symptoms of Chlamydia—unusual vaginal discharge, burning with urination and abnormal bleeding.  She wasn’t too surprised when her test result for Chlamydia was positive; her symptoms attested to it and she had...

Sex and the Whole Person

Sex and the Whole Person

Culture portrays sex as purely physical, being all about physical pleasure. While sex is a physical act, there is a Medical Model of Health that supports that sex is indeed, not just physical, because you are not only a physical person, but a whole person. How do we...

I Think I May be Having a Miscarriage. What Should I Do?

I Think I May be Having a Miscarriage. What Should I Do?

Miscarriage is a term used for a pregnancy that ends on its own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation (being carried in the womb). Here are some symptoms of a potential miscarriage: Bleeding greater than your typical menstrual period. Cramping pain in your pelvis,...

To Unplug or Not to Unplug?

To Unplug or Not to Unplug?

We live in a culture where most are constantly plugged into digital devices. There are few, if any, individuals that are not connected to social media in some manner or another.  What first appeared to be the cutting edge of technology has grown into a massive...

How much do STI tests cost?

How much do STI tests cost?

Clarity Testing Clinic is part of a nonprofit organization, funded by generous donors who care about you. This allows Clarity Testing Clinic to offer clinic visits, on-site testing and exams, and support at little to no cost to patients. There are no fees for a visit,...

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